This may be a little bit off topic, but I thought it would be appropriate to ask in this forum. Is the IT economy (primarily Network Administration & Help Desk) booming in warmer climates such as Florida, Texas, & California as opposed to warm & cold climates such as the Northeast? It's probably not a fact, but I imagine that with what I learned about ESD and temperature controlling server rooms, it's probably easier to maintain computer equipment in warmer climates. I know that since I live in New York City, the only job offer that I can get is working at Staples even with my college degree, A+, and Network+. I always want to be on the road troubleshooting computers, and I do see a few vans in my area that have signs all over the vehicle stating that they do computer upgrades. I believe that you see a lot more of these types of businesses down south and in California. I also feel that those companies would make me get experience working with computer parts and software & know that I have at least some type of formal training as opposed to just A+ and Network+. Anyways, I just thought I'd share that with you guys. Hope to hear some responses.
Trends in Nationwide IT Hiring
I was hoping others would jump in and tell a great story about their areas....but alas, I'll jump in so that others can tell me too!
Check this link out...it's a bit dated 12/29/2015. It was forcasting for this year, 2015.
about 7/16 into the article he does a breakdown geographically. Hope this gives you a view based on some data if it matches up to what you're thinking.
Check out indeed.com for IT related jobs.
You will probably need to start off on the help desk, before you can take on a onsite position.
What state is best for IT hiring? It's hard to say, because it seems to change every year.
I am in the Charleston SC area and at times there can be quite a few IT jobs in various sectors here. The city of Charleston has also started to develop a technology corridor to promote programming training at low or in some cases no cost. This has the added benefit of bringing in admin and support jobs as well.
New York desperately wants to be Silicon Valley. Unfortunately in my opinion it lacks the infrastructure to support tech companies. Try getting Fiber to an 18th century landmark building.